Thursday April 24th – Celebrating our 22nd anniversary with an optional full day trip to Salzburg.
I got behind in writing my blog with lousy Internet service here on the boat. Some of the days have run together for me a bit as I am now trying to get caught up with our day-by-day excursions, actually writing about them in some cases several days after they occurred.
“The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears“
A few people had decided to stay on board to cruise through a very scenic part of the Danube, but Tim and I along with 3/4 of the passengers loaded onto two busses and rode on to Salzburg. The scenery was so pretty as we passed by brilliant yellow fields of rapeseed plants, mountain lakes and rocky crags.
Our first break was just a coffee and bathroom stop. It turned out to be my favorite scenic spot of the entire day. Landzeit Mondsee I think is the name of the lake. Our guide referred to it as Moon Lake.
The name Salzburg means “Salt Castle”. Known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baroque architecture, as the setting for much of the movie “The Sound of Music”, Wiener Schnitzel, and of course the old town section is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“In World War II… A total of 15 strikes destroyed 46 percent of the city’s buildings especially around Salzburg train station. Although the town’s bridges and the dome of the cathedral were destroyed, much of its Baroque architecture remained intact. As a result, it is one of the few remaining examples of a town of its style.” ~ Wikipedia
Our included lunch with the local specialties, Wiener Schnitzel and Nockerl
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for celebrating 22 wonderful years married to the best husband any woman could ask for. Tim has seen us through some occasional stormy weather, a frightening earthquake, my health issues, helped care for my mother in our home as she battled cancer and Alzheimer’s, starting and growing our business, working long hours side by side and then economic upheaval. Yet, never once has our foundation been weakened. We are a team – ALWAYS!